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Article 20 A

Article 20 A - An employee who has been injured and able to perform limited duty will be assigned to such duties that he or she is able to perform, when available, until he or she has recovered. The application of this provision relies heavily upon the past practice in each location.

Article 19 A

Article 19 A - In directing employees to undergo a fitness for duty exam, the Agency is required to observe applicable rules and regulation. The applicable regulation is at 5 CFR 339.301 (b) - (d).

Article 18 A

Article 18 A - When employees report an illness or injury has occurred in the performance of official duties, the employees, upon request, will be promptly counseled by trained personnel as to their right to file for compensation benefits and the benefits payable.

DOL Publications

If you have any questions about the applicability of the Federal Employee Compensation Act (FECA) and its application in OWCP matters, there are two very good publications issued by DOL that provide extensive information for employees: Publication 810 and Publication 550.

Know Your Rights

  • Article 26 O +

    Article 26 O - Except for training courses, details away from the normal duty station will not exceed 35 calendary days, Read More
  • Article 4 G +

    Article 4 G - Employees have the right to freely communicate with a member of the following offices concerning individual personnel Read More
  • Article 4 I +

    Article 4 I - The Union will be given the opportunity to be represented at any formal discussion between one or Read More
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